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Alan Ptashek
Location
San Anselmo, California
United States
Phone #
(415) 924-2865
Street Address
121 San Anselmo Ave., Ste. 1708 San Anselmo, CA 94960
CI Profile
Teaches Contact Improvisation since 1976
Year began CI:
1974
First CI teacher/where
Nancy Stark Smith
Other important CI teachers/influences
Teachers: Steve Paxton, Nita Little, Curt Siddall. Influences: Aikido, Tai-Chi Chuan, Capoeira, Mabel Todd, Alexander Technique, Charlotte Selver, Body-Mind Centering, Peter A. Levine (Somatic Experiencing), Bodynamic Therapy, Tibetan Buddhist and Vipassana meditation practices.
Year born:
1950
Languages you speak/read fluently
English
Languages you speak/read a little
Spanish
Additional URLs (personal work, videos, writings, photos, etc.)
Contact at Tenth and Second, 1983, NYC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xSi76Fnki4 The Exposed To Gravity Project, with Alan Ptashek and Bruce Curtis; The Moving Body - An Integrated Movement Course at The University of California, Berkeley, 1990: https://vimeo.com/30852708
Anything else you would like to communicate?
In my professional practice of somatic therapy, counseling, teaching and training, the guiding principles and intelligence of Contact Improvisation continues to inspire and deepen the process of embodied presence within my personal life, and with my clients, students and trainees.
 
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